Joba Chamberlain dislocates ankle; 2012 season in jeopardy

Joba Chamberlain dislocates ankle; 2012 season in jeopardy

By Delia E.

The Yankees might want to add another one to the “Freak Accident Injuries” list. Joba Chamberlain, who was coming off of Tommy John surgery suffered a major setback in his road back to the bullpen. Chamberlain dislocated his ankle last night while jumping on a trampoline and had surgery late last night. This might mean that Chamberlain might be out for another season and this might potentially be a career ending injury. Joe Girardi went to visit Chamberlain in the hospital this morning while Brian Cashman talked about him to the media. Cashman said that losing Chamberlain to another injury is a big loss for the team.

Posted on March 23, 2012, in Injuries and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. He is such a fan favorite this is a big blow. You have to feel bad for a guy like this.

  2. When I first heard he was injured I was ready to go off about him doing something stupid like play pick-up basketball. But playing with his kid? I can’t fault the guy for that. Perhaps jumping on a trampoline wasn’t the best idea, but still… it’s his kid.

    I don’t think this is a big blow to the team. Not that he wouldn’t have helped, but with SoRoMo I think the ‘pen will be just fine. And problem among the best in the league again.

  3. Gentlemen, I think you need to read this. This from NBC (HBT)

    Whoa: Joba Chamberlain’s life was in danger following his ankle dislocation
    Craig Calcaterra Mar 23, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    I think we need to stop with the Joba on the trampoline jokes. This stuff was serious, people. And if you’re squeamish, you may not want to even ready this:

    Joba Chamberlain lost so much blood Thursday when he hurt his ankle while playing with his son that there initially was concern for his life, a Yankees’ source said … When Chamberlain was hurt, bone was sticking out of his ankle and he was bleeding profusely, a team source said. Paramedics were called and Chamberlain was taken by ambulance to the hospital.

    This is just awful. And the compound nature of the injury means that he is at risk for infection and, by virtue of facing the possibility of multiple surgeries, the odds of complications increase.

    • Wow. I didn’t know it was that bad. My friend texted me saying he winced when he heard what the injury was, and I refuse to look at pictures of it (obviously not Joba’s, but any random picture of this type of injury).

      I hope he can bounce back from this.

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